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A Magical Red Carpet Experience and Advance Screening of Disney’s Cinderella

Win a family 4-pack of tickets to the exclusive, one-time-only advance screening of Disney’s Cinderella, Sunday, March 8 at 3pm. This red carpet experience and screening will take place at the Disney Main Theater at the Historic Walt Disney Studios located at 500 S. Buena Vista St. Burbank, California. Walk the red carpet and enjoy this classic fairy tale with complimentary popcorn and water in … Read Article


Send Us Your Story of a Great Dad Hero!

Last year around this time, we asked you for the lowdown on a few remarkable dads and created a contest we call “Dad Heroes.” We received dozens of nominations from all over L.A., praising the virtues of stay-at-home dads, dads who worked all day but still found time to chair their school’s PTA, dads who soldiered on despite life-threatening illness, dads who cooked, cleaned, helped with homework, … Read Article

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Los Angeles Schools: Measuring Progress

If your child attends public schools, you’re likely familiar with the acronym API. The letters stand for “Academic Performance Index,” and the API was created as part of a 1999 law designed to measure the academic performance and growth of California schools. The API is on a two-year cycle, releasing a “base” score for each school and district in the spring (based on students’ scores from state … Read Article

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Fun Ideas For Kids – Pizza Party Extraordinaire

CPK Made This Mom a Party Pooper No More I’ve got to be honest. Throwing birthday parties is a parental duty of which I’m not particularly fond. There’s so much pressure in the planning, the execution and the clean-up. So here’s my set of criteria for planning these annual events. The party must be: Not. At. My. House. Enjoyable for both children and parents Quick, easy and … Read Article